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    By Katya Bleszynska.

    With oxygen in short supply in Mexico amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a black market is expanding — in another example of medical shortages spurring fraud and profiteering.

    On February 1, Ricardo Sheffield, the head of Mexico’s national consumer protection agency, PROFECO, said that more than 130 online ads and 1,200 Facebook profiles were fraudulently selling oxygen cylinders, Excelsior reported.

    “Ignore the offers you see on social media, because they feed a black market, they are stolen cylinders for industrial purposes, you can’t use them to breathe,” he warned at an earlier press conference. ...

    Continue reading at InSight Crime: Oxygen Shortage in Mexico Spurs Profiteering. More #InSightCrime.

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